Interpersonal Communication helps students see how communication not only affects their relationships but also influences their health, happiness, and quality of life. Author Kory Floyd encourages students to go beyond commonsense notions about communication and helps them see the value of investigating interpersonal processes - both face-to-face and online - in a systematic manner. Interpersonal Communication meets students where they are, speaking to them in a way that interests them and helping them to use both the content and the cognitive tools to relate theories and concepts to their own experiences. In this new edition, the following features enhance Kory Floyd’s unique and engaging approach to interpersonal communication: Seamless integration of scholarship, theory, and skills. By combining the latest research with the everyday scenarios learners face, Kory Floyd presents a systematic and modern approach to the study of interpersonal communication that helps students build vital interpersonal skills and make sound choices—academically, personally, and professionally. Emphasis on critical thinking and self-reflection. Students will have numerous opportunities to make connections between the text and their own lives, as well as to consider how their communication choices influence the outcomes they experience. Examples with real-world relevance relate content to real life. Chapter-opening vignettes and examples throughout the chapters enliven the content and allow learners to study interpersonal communication in an engaging way that directly relates to them. Online and electronically mediated communication integrated in every chapter. Every chapter includes comprehensive coverage of technology and digital devices’ influence on interpersonal communication, from online deception and relational maintenance via tests to improving listening and emotional expression when online. Culture, gender and diversity are integrated throughout the text. Every chapter includes essential information about how culture, gender, and sexual identity affect communication. Throughout the new edition, coverage of gender and sexuality topics has been updated to reflect the latest scholarship as well as cultural conventions for applying gender-neutral pronouns and using inclusive language. Enhanced coverage of deceptive communication. Unique in its focus on the timely and critical topic of deceptive communication, Chapter 12 now features enhanced coverage of, and guidance for responding to, the various types of deception students encounter in their daily lives, including high-profile lying and lying through dating apps.
Chapter Two: Culture and Gender
Chapter Three: Communication and the Self
Chapter Four: Interpersonal Perception
Chapter Five: Language
Chapter Six: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter Seven: Listening
Chapter Eight: Emotion
Chapter Nine: Forming and Maintaining Personal Relationships
Chapter Ten: Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships
Chapter Eleven: Interpersonal Conflict
Chapter Twelve: Deceptive Communication
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